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Poster: guyzilla Date: Dec 5, 2011 10:28pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: All I want for Christmas

I've been a bit of a "movie pig" as well. I got a 3TB external so right now I can focus on downloading and worry about burning later. I may not live long enought to watch all the goodies I've downloaded, but I'm sure stickin' it to the cable company. Netflix too.

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Poster: NDArch Date: Dec 6, 2011 4:18am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: All I want for Christmas

I also have a backlog of movies that I may never finish watching before I become cat box fill. My view is, the kids may find a few that they never heard of, watch them, and actually like them.

For what it's worth, I keep them on a WDTV Live Hub for TV viewing, and also have them backed up to a second external HD. The second drive is formatted for Linux (ext3) to insure that the chance of losing it to a virus is low. Not completely zero, and it can still hold a virus file in a dormant state, but it is a bit of extra safety.

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Poster: olgroaner Date: Dec 6, 2011 9:26am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: All I want for Christmas

You guys scare the hell out of me too. I've had my share of harddrive failure in the past however not in more recent years (and only with internal). I don't even want to think about what I lost at the time. I used to put everything on dvd-r but it got to be too much the last couple of years. Too many discs and too much work and too time-consuming to burn the dvd's. It's also so easy to find anything on the computer at once. It's only a click away. My computer is connected to a TV so I still watch everything on the TV otherwise I'm sure I would have kept making those dvd's.

For the moment I'm very happy as I just the other day got a new 2tb to fill up. It's my sixth external harddrive and I've also like some of you guys realized I will never have the time to see it all even if i would get very old - and I expect to have still another 20-30 years to go. Hopefully more than that. I'm a true collector. A real horder. Collecting movies and tv-shows. Music. OTR programs. Books and comics (fortunately I've got a wife that don't mind and even share some of the interest). I used to collect movieposters and lobbycards too but that's the only collection I feel I have relly closed (unless I find something really special). I don't have the space to put the posters I've got today on display (until the kids move out he he...). When it comes to movies or TV programs then I still buy and download as much as possibly. Mostly older stuff but new things too. I wish I could dump more than I do after I've actually watched it. But it has to be something really bad for me to do that (or the hard drive must be almost absolutely filled like all were last week before I bought the latest one. The sick thing is that I've found I often watch movies I suspect I don't like rather than the better movies i.e. movies I know I will keep anyway. And that's just because I'd like to dump some of the stuff. Or at least not keep the really bad stuff.

Over the years I've got a lot of great stuff from the people uploading at the archive. I just want to thank you all. It's really appreciated. I'm living in Sweden and it's only thanks to the internetboom that I in recent years have been able to finally watch all the stuff I've before only heard or read about. It's been a real thrill and I don't know where it will end. As long as my harddrives don't start to mess about again. Knock on wood. Anyway, thanks again everybody.